Why choose us?

Why Choose us?

All SW local authorities are members, but SW Councils also has 100+ Associate members

At South West Councils we offer a range of training and assessment services. Last year, 91% of customer feedback was rated good or excellent.

Our recent customer feedback for End-Point Assessment services received 100% positive feedback that was rated good (26%) or excellent (74%).

In-House events were rated overall 88% good or excellent and Open events 90% good or excellent.

Read some of the many comments we received→

EPA Apprentice

“Great service overall! Thank you for your fantastic support, it was truly appreciated.”

EPA Training Provider

“We Appreciate the time you have spent supporting our apprentices.  This really gives them the best chance to showcase their abilities during interview and professional discussion.”

PA Network Event

Very good, would welcome these in the diary on a regular basis.”

ILM Coaching

It was well run and the topics very interesting.”

In-House courses

“It was really well delivered, and the trainer was extremely knowledgeable.”

“A very informative course. If you are offered this training, do it!”   

“A well-presented course with a variety of presentation techniques and opportunities to discuss learning with fellow attendees.”

Find out what our customers have to say…

Local Authority Chief Executive

South West Councils were able to provide expert professional support to deal with a complex HR process involving senior managers. Their facilitated investigation was excellent and brought extensive and invaluable experience to bear on the complex situation with great effect. 

Town Council

The advice we received from SW Councils was invaluable. The quick turnaround of the project support/assessments meant that we had the required information and test results in good time before the interviews.

Local Authority Chief Executive

South West Councils have helped to facilitate and develop a supportive and constructive approach to the Covid-19 response. They have enabled a common agenda to be identified between councils and created an environment in which collaboration and shared endeavour amongst the Chief Executives have greatly increased our joint capacity to deal with the pandemic

Local Authority Service lead

SW Councils have always used remote assessment which has enabled our apprentices to progress. They are our EPAO of choice. As a member organisation it makes sense for us.